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Luke Nguyen, APT Ambassador

Acclaimed chef, author and television personality Luke Nguyen joins us once again as APT Ambassador on the waterways of Asia and in the remote Kimberley region. He's shaped a range of exclusive culinary experiences for guests to enjoy on our Mekong river cruise. Plus, you can join the chef on gastronomic journeys for an authentic look at Vietnam and Myanmar through his eyes, and a unique take on the Kimberley.

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Overview

Whether you're exploring the marketplaces, alleyways and kitchens of Vietnam with Luke Nguyen, experiencing his signature creations on APT's river cruises throughout Asia, or sharing his culinary insights in the Kimberley, you are sure to be inspired by one of Australia's greatest chefs.

Experiences

Luke Nguyen in a kitchen holding a dish

The culinary sway of acclaimed chef and APT Ambassador Luke Nguyen stretches far beyond Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar, where his feted gastronomic river journeys are a much-loved staple of our Southeast Asia tours. Now join him in exploring the Kimberley by small ship and 4WD. Share Luke Nguyen-inspired meals with the man himself, including a special three-course feast at APT’s Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge, and savour dishes he has influenced while discovering Australia’s last frontier.

Luke Nguyen brings his signature cooking style to every Mekong River cruise. The celebrity chef has personally designed a number of exclusive culinary experiences, including a Welcome Dinner aboard the RV AmaLotus and a five-course dinner in his signature restaurant, Indochine. Guests who choose to explore Ho Chi Minh City with APT will also enjoy a tantalising Luke Nguyen- crafted menu for a delicious dinner with an Australian accent at Vietnam House.

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On board the RV Samatha in Myanmar, sample two menus designed by Luke Nguyen in the intimate ten-seat dining venue. Each delicate dish presents the celebrity chef’s favourite Burmese ingredients, while showcasing a range of impressive modern cooking techniques and locally sourced produce. Served with quality wine, these dining experiences offer a great insight into the flavours of the region.
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APT Ambassador Luke Nguyen will show you around Myanmar on a luxury river cruise, where traditional ways of life remain. This incredible once-in-a-lifetime experience is all about the gourmet treats that await your taste buds, not to mention being inspired by Luke’s passion for Asian fusion cuisine. Get to know the celebrity chef as he takes you on a street food culinary exploration though Yangon’s downtown area to learn about the local ingredients, as well as showcase his flair during an onboard cooking demonstration.

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It has been a privilege to welcome so many guests aboard APT’s award-winning journeys, and a joy to see those guests fall in love with each new experience the world presents.

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  • Personalise your holiday in select locations with our included Freedom of Choice activities and dining options
  • Discover Vietnam, Cambodia & Myanmar on a wealth of included sightseeing excursions, led by expert local guides
  • A dedicated Tour director accompanies you to ensure everything runs smoothly, so you can focus on making new discoveries and lifelong memories
  • Discover Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar on APT's unforgettable journeys by land and river
  • Gain an insight into authentic local life along the Mekong river aboard the AmaMekong and AmaLotus River Ship.
  • Our award winning fleet offer unforgettable cruises in unprecedented luxury